Students at University of Louisiana at Lafayette prepare their cube satellite for orbit.
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It’s been six years in the making and now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's cube satellite is hitching a ride into space this month on a NASA rocket. Dozens of undergraduate students have had a hand in CAPE-2. It stands for Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment. Assistant project manager Rizwan Merchant is a senior computer science major from Lafayette. He says his work on CAPE-2 will be his calling card for prospective employers.
As a high school student living in Los Angeles, Christina Palomo was strongly affected by the news of the BP oil spill. Now, she hopes her scientific research can be helpful.
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A Northwestern State University student is preparing for a prestigious summer internship at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York. Christina Palomo of Los Angeles will travel from Natchitoches to New York later this month to help Columbia scientists study the environmental consequences of the 2010 BP oil spill. The biology major said she’ll work alongside two geochemists.
Northwestern State University assistant professor of nursing, Stephen Hernandez, aims to expand his research into active duty nurses who feel a stigma associated with seeking mental health services. Hernandez's findings reveal that nurses have a similar level of stigma found in soldiers returning from war when it comes to getting mental help.
The U.S. Agriculture Department has allocated $4.3 million for nine watershed projects in Arkansas. The goal is to improve water quality in the Mississippi River basin. The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Dave White says the program will dramatically improve the quality of water flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.
Aired Wednesday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m. Once again Beverly J Burden, Associate Professor of Biology at LSUS and our resident Entomologist joined Bill Beckett to discuss our insect world, both friendly and fiendish. We talked about what's new on the insect horizon and took your calls and questions about "What's Bugging You?"